USTA Extends Suspension of USTA Sanctioned Tennis Events

USTA has suspended ITF sanctioned Senior events till June 7, 2020. USTA has suspended tournaments and programs including leagues which are not ITF sanctioned till May 3 The full statement […]

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Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Cat II Sunday: The End

Writing from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida The last day of the Fort Lauderdale tournament was played under sunny skies. It was very windy, at least by the time I played […]

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Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Cat II, Saturday, Day 4

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida On a beautiful day for tennis (mid-70s, moderate breeze, thin cloud cover), play resumed in earnest at the Lauderdale Tennis Club. The 75s final started off […]

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Rain in the Sunshine State: Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II Day 3, Friday

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida The forecast for today was for rain and the prediction was correct…it poured most of the morning in Fort Lauderdale. An hour north it also rained […]

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Fort Lauderdale ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II, Jabour Cup Day 2, Thursday

Palm Beach Gardens, FL On a warm (80s), windy, humid day, most players were in action in the 55/65/75 & 85 divisions. In singles the upsets were hard to come […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Grandes Dames ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II Saturday, Day 5

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida Jenny Klitch went three for three in Palm Beach Gardens, winning the 50 singles & doubles (with Lisa Bonder-Kerkorian) on Friday and adding the 40 doubles […]

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Palm Beach Gardens ITF Grade 1/USTA Super Cat II, Day 2, Wednesday

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida On another sunny, beautiful, breezy Florida day, there was lots of good tennis at the Palm Beach Gardens Tennis Center. I warmed up early and played […]

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Miami Regional Championship: Sunday Wrap

Saturday afternoon and Sunday there was still quite a bit of tennis to play in Miami Beach at the ITF Regional Championship. I’m relying on the scores from the website, […]

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Miami Beach RC: Friday Vibes; Works Wins a Saturday Marathon

March 9, 2019 Friday in Miami Beach…is noisy! Bands tuning up, motorcycles racing, rush hour traffic, high season energy. I played Dagmar Sperneder from Austria in the de facto 60s […]

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Miami Beach: North American Regional Tennis Tournament

March 7, 2019 Miami Beach…March…what a nice place to be while the North is freezing and the West is raining! Even though the weather has been variable this week, from […]

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Works, McColskey and Fales Take Singles Titles in Fort Lauderdale

Shelly Works can run….and hit a tennis ball too, she played a smart match and handled the wind very well and beat me in the 55s final in Fort Lauderdale. […]

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Castell/Delfausse Win 75 Doubles in Fort Lauderdale Friday

The final of the 75 doubles and the singles semis were held today at the Fort Lauderdale Cat II/ITF Grade 1. Carolann Castell/Lee Delfausse, seeded 2, upset top seeded Cathie […]

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Fort Lauderdale Grandes Dames; ITF Grade 1; USTA Super Cat 2, Thursday

The second of a series of four “Grandes Dames” Women’s tournaments is going on now in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and finishes Sunday. This year, in addition to USTA members earning […]

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Miami Beach to Host Regional ITF Seniors Tournament March 5-10

For more information on this tournament go to http://www.itfmia.com. This event is open to all USTA and ITF IPIN holders. Entry is via the USTA tennislink system (click here to […]

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Palm Beach Gardens Friday, Sun & Smashes

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida It was another sunny 70s day in Palm Beach Gardens today, pretty much perfect for tennis. I played Kim Dean, whom I’d not played before. She’s […]

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USA Category I National Age DivisionTournaments Open in 2019 to All IPIN Members!

The USTA Category I Nationals (see the schedule here: https://seniortennisblog.com/2018/09/25/2019-usta-national-adult-tournament-schedule/) for ages 35-85 men and women, and mixed will have Grade A status in 2019. In addition, 10 other Super […]

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USTA Category I National Championships in Men’s and Women’s 35-85 & Mixed Earn Upgraded (Grade A) ITF Points from 2019

Beginning in 2019, all USTA Category I National Championships in Women’s, Men’s and Mixed in the 35-85 age divisions will be Grade A tournaments for ITF ranking purposes. In addition, […]

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McDonald, Nichols, Carter & Weber Win Singles at Joanne Russell Cup Sunday

Naples, Florida, 2/19/17 Kris McDonald won the 50s at the Russell Cup Category II today, but not before dropping the first set 60! She rebounded nicely though to win the […]

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Finals Set for Sunday in 50/60/70 Singles; Wargo Wins 40 Singles; Joanne Russell Cup

Saturday was another gorgeous day in Naples, warm and humid but neither windy nor overly hot (temperature about 80). I played singles at 12:15 against Frances O’Sullivan. I played well […]

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Joanne Russell Cup: Russell Makes Successful Tournament Debut on Friday

There was much to be happy about on Friday: lots of tennis, wonderful weather and a big and happy crowd for Joanne Russell’s first match in the tournament named for […]

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